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The Holidays in Crested Butte

Wildflowers in Crested Butte

The Holidays in Crested Butte

Torchlight Parade

Crested Butte is a winter wonderland welcoming you with holiday magic. With snow softly falling and lights twinkling all around, you get the feeling of being a world away, joining in festive events, dining at cozy restaurants and discovering that perfect gift while shopping with family. 

Holiday Occasions
Join the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, on December 22, for a showing of The Grinch Holiday Movie and Pajama Party. Bundle up the kids and trek to Butte 66 at 5:15 pm, on Christmas Eve to watch Santa arrive on a snowcat sleigh and the amazing Torchlight Parade!

Looking for something more adventurous? Reserve your spot for the Uley’s Cabin Sleighride Dinner and be whisked away onto the mountain and indulge in a fireside gourmet dinner. 

Festive Treats 
Stop by Coal Breaker Coffee Co. for a yummy crepe or lox bagel and espresso before a day on the mountain. 

There’s nothing better than an après cocktail after being outside in the cold all day. Stop by Trackers in the Lodge at Mountaineer Square for a full hot drink menu, fireplace and soft pretzel. 

Crested Butte’s main street is a culinary adventure waiting to be discovered. It is scattered with great restaurants to fit any craving or budget. Want to sample a variety? Do an appetizer and cocktail crawl down Elk Avenue. Start with spring rolls and a ginger mint soda at The Ginger Café and end with a specialty cheese plate and Basil Paradisi from Montanya Distillery (with stops along the way).  

Present Hunt
Great gifts are hard to find. In Crested Butte you won’t find any big box stores, but you will find local boutiques filled with carefully curated items ranging from snuggly clothing to fine art. Thin Air Sports is filled with performance wear and great hats and socks. CB Mountain Outfitters has all of the Crested Butte logo wear for the whole family. In town, don’t miss Pooh’s Corner for unique toys for all ages, Townie Books for a great selection of books (ask about their holiday gift giving guide) and Paragon Gallery featuring 14 local artists. 

This is just a small idea of all the wonderful options available to you and your family during your stay! We hope you enjoy your holiday’s here in Crested Butte!